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Montreal’s F.A.C.E Elementary Celebrates Pink Shirt Day

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) hosted community poet Samara O’Gorman to speak to F.A.C.E elementary students for Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday. Pink Shirt Day reinforces the message of taking a stand against bullying while advocating for kindness and inclusivity.

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Schools seek to take action against bullying

On this Pink Shirt Day, Montreal schools are working to take action against bullying, countering homophobia and transphobia.

Montreal teacher changing neurodivergent lives through dance

"We really adapt to their abilities," says Jodi Thiboutot, founder of Studio J in Montreal's West Island, a dance school for neurodivergent students. Thiboutot is the winner of the Inspirations Entrepreneurial award. Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed reports.

Power Buddies on CityNews!

We featured Power Buddies, a social and activity group for neurodiverse young adults, in our Spring - Summer 2023 edition. This group meets weekly to have fun together doing a variety of activities. Learn more right here by watching reporter Felisha Adams' fun segment about Power Buddies!

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Pair of Saint-Laurent educators honoured for commitment to special needs kid

"What's missing in our society is the diversity," says world renowned fashion designer Simon Chang after awarding two Montreal teachers from Parkdale elementary, the Simon Chang Difference Maker award. Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed reports.

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Fun fashion for all: Montreal students strut designs they created themselves

Get behind the scenes insight of the Fun Fashion For All show, that took place at The Mackay Center on June 9th.

Quebec autistic artist inspires: sharing love of animals in his art, children’s books

Benjamin Lachapelle

Benjamin Lachapelle’s artistic ability is truly out of this world.
"It feels great,” says Benjamin Lachapelle, recipient of the Inspirations entrepreneurial award. The 20-year-old Quebecer is autistic, but he doesn't let it define him. He has become known for his works of art. Felisha Adam reports.


Diverse City: Simon Chang Difference Maker Award 2021

Diverse City: Stacy Baker, a school nurse with Summit School is the most recent recipient of the Simon Change changemakers award from the Simon Chang Foundation for Change. Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed has the story.


Diverse City: Simon Chang Difference Maker Award


Watch the Simon Chang Difference Maker Award Ceremony 2020!


Diverse City: Canadian fashion icon Simon Chang is teaming up with the Inspirations Newspaper to inspire students.


Diverse City: Giving War Amps a helping hand.


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